What is Discourse Analysis? provides an accessible introduction and practical guide to discourse analysis in the social sciences and related disciplines. It traces the role of discourse analysis from daily social interactions to how it can be successfully applied to research projects.
In combining a critical, philosophical approach with an expertly selected body of practical examples, the Second Edition of Chris Hart's landmark text provides both the intellectual understanding and the technical skills required to produce sophisticated, robust literature reviews of the very highest standard.
This graduate-level textbook is a tutorial for item response theory that covers both the basics of item response theory and the use of R for preparing graphical presentation in writings about the theory.
In this latest and most important collaboration, renowned educators Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education. Ideas-driven, evidence-based, and strategically powerful, this combats the tired arguments and stereotypes of teachers and teaching.
Awarded the 2019 Most Promising New Textbook Award by the Textbook & Academic Authors Association.
This accessible and entertaining new textbook provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to understand the barrage of numbers encountered in their everyday lives and studies.
Beginning with ethics and quality and moving through to literature reviews, methodologies, analysis and writing up research reports, this 'how to' manual introduces the reader to foundational concepts and the key skills they need to complete their qualitative psychological research project.
Written by authors with extensive experience in the field and in the classroom, the fifth edition of this text includes updated research and coverage of current issues, using real life-examples and case law discussions to define and explore forensic psychology.
A best selling methodology book for almost three decades, Do It Yourself Social Research helps researchers incorporate all other relevant stakeholders including clients, students, professional staff, community groups, and other novice researchers into the research process in a no-nonsense, hands-on fashion.
Suitable for any postgraduate or new researcher who is interested in a career in the social sciences, this book describes the skills needed for success in moving from being a student to becoming an academic or professional social scientist.
Helps students grasp the concepts and provides them with a 'toolkit' for carrying out their own projects. This book is divided into data-gathering and analytical sections, and covers the main methods used in psychology for each of these purposes. It includes exercises, worked examples of statistical tests, and self-assessment questions.
Experimental Design and Statistics for Psychology: A First Course is a concise, straighforward and accessible introduction to the design of psychology experiments and the statistical tests used to make sense of their results. * Makes abundant use of charts, diagrams and figures. * Assumes no prior knowledge of statistics.
The book's pedagogical features, practical focus and cross disciplinary theoretical perspective makes this an interesting, accessible and interactive as well as a provocative textbook for students and researchers
This is a complete text combining practical data collection, research and statistical analysis, plus how to write up reports. Both qualitative and quantitative approaches are discussed in-depth. This is an essential all-in-one text for students undertaking practical courses in AS/A2 psychology and undergraduates.
Whether a research student or experienced researcher, this book explains how to conceptualise and ethically conduct research, analyse and theorise from multiple perspectives, and disseminate and publish.
This is a comprehensive introduction to research methods and data analysis. The book assumes no previous knowledge of research methods or psychology and provides an accessible and jargon-free way into this frequently difficult topic area.
While there are a number of books on qualitative psychological research, this book is unique as it leads students step-by-step through the process of using qualitative research for doing your project and writing your report.
This new, thoroughly updated edition of the hugely popular 'SPSS for Psychologists' includes revisions throughout - in line with the latest version of IBM SPSS software - as well as a whole new section on syntax. A new companion website features questions and further resources to help students and teachers get the most out of SPSS and the book.
This book will help social science students with successful completion of their dissertation. A truly practical, step-by-step guide which will take students through the whole process from start to finish.
This edition provides full summaries of the most important psychological research studies and includes an expanded section on methodology. The studies have been selected to highlight the major areas of psychology and studies are grouped under headings of social, developmental, cognitive and biological psychology.
Helping you to meet a range of study skills, this book tells you how to get the most from your lectures, exam preparation and project development, right through to contemplating and investigating future career options.
Recent years have seen a growing range of challenges to the idea that research should be governed by the principle of value neutrality. In this stimulating and often controversial book, Martyn Hammersley weighs the arguments offered in support of these positions.
The widespread rejection of conventional theory and method has led to the evolution of different ways to gather and analyze psychological data. This text provides a guide to key effective methods, for example, semi-structured interviews, grounded theory, and discourse analysis.
This book is about the application, implementation and publication of social research. It focuses on the tasks of making findings available and ensuring that applied social research makes a difference to people's lives.
Details the common approaches to social simulation, to provide social scientists with an appreciation of the literature and allow those with some programming skills to create their own simulations. This book presents the techniques of building computer simulations to assist understanding of social and economic issues and problems.
Offers a discussion of the role of unobtrusive methods in social research. This book explores the theoretical underpinnings of Webb et al's approach. It examines some of the ethical issues raised by the use of unobtrusive methods in social research. It also features a discussion of using the Internet as a tool for unobtrusive research.
Studying Psychology is designed to provide students with skills and strategies for writing essays, undertaking psychological research and using statistics in psychology. This second edition contains a number of new extended sections including updating research, extending research methods and statistics methods.
This book shows how research design and data analysis are attainable and useful skills. It introduces both experimental and non-experimental methods of research and the analysis of data using both descriptive and inferential statistics.
Providing a critical evaluation of the assets and limitations of contextualism for doing research in psychology and education, the authors compare contextualism, modified contextualism and mechanism as approaches to doing science, as well as their merits in studying closed versus open systems.
Cohort Analysis, Second Edition covers the basics of the cohort approach to studying aging, social, and cultural change. This volume also critiques several commonly used (but flawed) methods of cohort analysis, and illustrates appropriate methods with analyses of personal happiness and attitudes toward premarital and extramarital sexual relations. Finally, the book describes the major sources of suitable data for cohort studies and gives the criteria for appropriate data.
Helping to take the fear out of the use of numbers in social research, the Second Edition of this bestselling textbook introduces students to statistics as a powerful means of revealing patterns in human behaviour. The book is full of up-to-date examples and illustrations using the latest SPSS software.
Offers an overview of qualitative research based on interpreting stories. Designed to improve research practice, this title provides detailed discussions of four analytic methods: thematic analysis, structural analysis, dialogic/performance analysis, and visual narrative analysis. It also presents arguments about validation in case-based research.
Using the tools of philosophy and the insights from evaluation practice this book examines the concept of value in program evaluation. The authors analyze four views of facts and values in evaluation: those rooted in a fact-value dichotomy; those of radical constructivists; those of postmodernists; and those of deliberative democrats.
Providing information for those planning to undertake social research, this book tackles the specific concerns and issues that often arise. It offers an introduction to areas such as project management, including commissioning research, preparing a tender or grant application, risk and stakeholder analysis, managing the field work and more.
This practical guide for undergraduate and HND/C students of Leisure and Tourism provides the tools to recognize and produce good research. It should enable readers to successfully evaluate their own tourism and leisure research and the research of others.
Degree and A level students are required to write practical reports for their psychology courses. This text offers advice and guidelines to students on how to go about doing this. It presents a basic introduction to designing and writing reports of experimental and other studies in psychology and is thus useful for beginners.